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Friday, 28 September 2012

Banana, Peanut Butter and Honey Rye Cakes

I'm not sure how my family discovered this flavour combination, but all three of us LOVE it. We can't get enough. On toast, in wraps, with pancakes, I could go on! Having recently cut out processed sugar from my diet, I still feel the need to tame my sweet tooth every now and then.

Generally this batter will make either 16 muffins, 12 muffin and a mini loaf, or you could always put all of the batter in a large loaf tin.


  • 1/2 cup organic rice bran oil
  • 3/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 organic free range eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 cup of overripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup organic raw peanut butter (the good stuff)
  • 2 cups organic rye flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 180c.

Using a medium bowl, mix the first five ingredients together using a spoon.
In a larger bowl, combine the last four ingredients.
Now combine your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients, mix until both are JUST incorporated.

Spoon into patty pans or a greased loaf tin. Bake for 15-20 minutes. I check the cakes at around the 15 minutes mark with a skewer, if they're not done, I'll check every 2 mins after that. If you're using a large loaf tin, I'd say the cooking time will be closer to 40 minutes.
Because these use honey instead of sugar, they tend to burn easily.

The good thing about these muffins, is you can serve them for breakfast the next morning... guilt free!



Thursday, 27 September 2012

Pinapple, Banana and Coconut Iceblocks

As the weather gets hotter, I've recently been experimenting with healthy processed sugar free ice block flavours for Grub. So far shes only liked strawberry frozen yoghurt... not very exciting, but super easy to make. I just freeze Jahla strawberry yoghurt in reusable ice block moulds (I've come to realise that sometimes plastic is a good thing).

So in the exciting build up to summer, I came up with this combination.


  • 1 pineapple skinned, cored and chopped
  • 2 bananas, peeled
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 3 tbs of raw honey

Place all ingredients in blender and blend till smooth.

Spoon mixture into ice block moulds. Mixture should be enough for approx. eight moulds.

Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight. To make the removal of ice blocks easier, run moulds under warm water till you can pull them out.

 Sadly, Grub doesn't like the tang of the pineapple but on the flip side, that means more for me! I'll have to make her some banana only ice blocks considering she loooves one ingredient banana ice cream. Trial and error!



Friday, 14 September 2012

Raw Chocolate Mousse

Recently, I've been trying to cut out all refined sugar from my diet, this afternoon I almost cracked. Instead I decided to whip up some Raw Chocolate Mousse to ease my cravings for something sweet. The results were more than satisfying AND I can happy give Grub some without feeling guilty. Plus its super easy to make.


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbs of raw honey
  • 1 tbs of cacao powder

Place all ingredients in blender and blend till smooth and creamy.

You most likely will need to add a splash of water to keep the mixture moving about.

Hey presto! You're done!